We DID write you. We *also* wrote you a second time and you didn’t even bother to dignify our rather long and in-detail email with even an acknowledgement. (See below for a reprint of the details.)
If you care to visit the Cow, please drop the ‘tude or we will be forced to close your account.
We are on forum #197 now and we have only 134 *active* forums. Many forums have not made it in the Cow and are removed from the list as we do not want to be like some sites which have 350+ forums of which only about 20 have any traffic of any consequence. We try to have *active* forums here at the Cow — ones which users actually benefit from. Dead forums are of no use to anyone.
We did write you. Perhaps your service provider is one
of the many IPs which subscribe to SpamCop and
automatically reject mail from the Cow.
This happens oftentimes whenever *any*one reports us to
SpamCop and then for a period of days we are in their
Therefore, I am writing you from Yahoo in hope that
you get this.
We deleted the forum as it has always been our policy
that dead forums are shut off. The roto forum had
gotten to the point that it was about dead. When we
visited the silhouette software site, we could see why
and it makes no sense to support a forum for a company
that is running its own forum and isn’t even linked to
the Cow. It is never going to work that way.
We are now up to forum #196 and yet we have only 134
active forums. We will be turning off a few more
really quick as we have been going through our site
and seeing what is working and what isn’t. We always
cull the herd and have done so since we started the
site — this, as we do not want to have a bunch of
The Commotion forum is one of the next round of forums
that will *likely* disappear as we have it slated for
deactivation. (likely means we’re not sure)
We really try to keep the Cow a place where the forums
are of a real value to users and when forums die, we
really hate to turn them off but it is far better to
do than to have users clicking a bunch of forums and
finding nothing there.
We really appreciate your efforts in trying to get the
roto forum going J, but unfortunately, it just did not
take off as we had hoped.
In the email we sent J Bills (that I posted in reply to his remarks), we referred to the possibility that the Commotion forum is likely to be deactivated. That is a possibility but we have NOT made any decision one way or the other. We have kept the Commotion forum alive over the years due to the fact that the product is gone and we wanted users to have somewhere to interact. It’s not a lot of traffic — hasn’t been for a long time now — and when it’s clear it is over, at that time we will deactivate the forum. But for now, people still post here and so we are not going to be deactivating the forum. When a month or two goes by without any traffic, then this one will be deactivated as well.
I understand your needs, but considering the fact that Pinnacle offers no support for commotion I hope you keep this around until the app stops working. Maybe I should just start posting random topics to keep it appearing alive 😉
please take a plea from someone who finds this forum invaluable, there is no other source of info for commotion anywhere on the web. and it has saved my butt, no end of times whether through posting a question orsearching through the archives.
Commotion maybe dead in the eyes of its makers but certainly not in the eyes of its users.
It would be remis of me not to thank Matt for his continued support to this forum.
sorry if you felt any ‘tude. Yes, I did receive the 2nd email that you posted, after my first post in this thread but before my second. apologies for the lack of ackngmt. the cow rocks and I hope you didn’t misinterpret my short posts as negative. Just slightly busy at the mo-
please keep the commotion board alive.
thanks – later days, brothers! keep up the good work, rock on and all that.